Best way to practice slow breathing

Last month I had the pleasure of creating a breathwork course for Marriage 365. I taught on a daily breath practice, a breathing practice for the stressful moments, and a partner breathing exercise. It was a ton of fun and I’m so grateful for the opportunity. The average adult breathes at a rate of 12-20 […]

Can your running shoes prevent injury ?

A few weeks ago I received a phone call regarding foot mechanics and injury risk. The person had taken their son to a shoe store and was fitted for a shoe based on their foot posture. The experience at the store left them concerned about their son’s feet and potential for future injury. This is a […]

Concussed, now what?

My Husband’s Concussion Story Around 8 years ago, my husband sustained a concussion and subdural hematoma from a surfing accident. The day it happened he had nearly all the red flags, and yet concussion didn’t cross my mind. I remember him vomiting profusely and rapidly and saying he just wanted to sleep. We went to […]

The truth about low back pain

Low back pain is the leading cause of global disability. It therefore requires more thoughtful consideration of scientific evidence in comparison to the stories we’ve been sold. Back pain is complex and no one persons back pain is the same as the other. Therefore blanket statements like, “do xyz to cure your back pain” are […]

Moving beyond Kegels – how to train jumping

When it comes to treating the pelvic floor there are 2 types of female athletes I see. 1) Those who avoid plyo day altogether because they leak and 2) Those who participate in plyo day while experiencing leaking during some or most of the exercises. Both groups grow increasingly frustrated because they want to advance […]

Diastasis Recti – How it started vs How it’s going

How it started In the last 10 years of understanding more and more about Diastasis Recti, quite a shift has happened. It started with a focus on fixing the gap. Surgery can close the gap in the abdominal wall; however, focusing solely on the gap is a narrow mindset that doesn’t provide people with options. […]

When chronic back pain loses its power

“Pain is both physical and emotional 100% of the time.”  –Dr Rachel Zoffness Is it possible to gain control over pain? How does chronic pain lose it’s power? Why does giving less attention to it weaken pain? Pain is complex. Telling someone to stop thinking about pain is dismissive. However, when clients see their potential […]

3 myths about Diastasis Recti

Googling Diastasis Recti can lead to a lot of fear inducing messages. Have you heard that your DRA needs fixed before you workout? Or that you shouldn’t be doing core exercises? Have you heard that diastasis causes back pain? In this video I bust these myths to help you exercise with confidence. If you need […]

Persistent pain and returning to what you love

Return to what you love? Even with pain? Yes, go for it! It may sound either intimidating or exhilarating but, returning to what you love is absolutely possible.   Pain Pain interrupts how you experience yourself in your own environment. Quite often it limits your possibilities. As pain persists your world feels smaller and smaller […]

How to use the Stroop Task as an Ortho PT

Treatment for orthopedic injuries has primarily been concerned with musculoskeletal health and recovery. Range of motion, strength, posture, PNS, soft tissue healing, structure, movement patterns, and biomechanics have taken top priority. These are helpful factors in rehabilitation, however current research is calling for a much more whole systems approach to physical therapy. In my opinion, […]